Heather Culbert is the former Senior VP of Corporate Services of Enerplus Corporation, a mid-sized oil and gas company. Over her 27 years in the oil and gas sector, Ms. Culbert has held senior management positions at Cody Energy, Suncor and for clients of her own IT Management Consulting firm. During Heather’s tenure at Enerplus, she developed significant expertise in all aspects of the oil and gas business, including a specialization in merger and acquisition integration, strategic planning and corporate performance.
Heather serves on the Board of Export Development Canada (past Vice Chair and Chair of HR Committee), and was recently appointed to the Board of The Fraser Institute. She also serves as Chair of United Way Worldwide Leadership Council, based in Alexandria, Virginia.
Past Board experience includes being a director of Whitecap Energy, Chair of ARIAC (Alberta Research and Innovation Advisory Council), as past Board Chair of the SAIT Board of Governors and as a co-fellow of the Jarislowsky Foundation, benefiting the MBA program of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.
Heather also has the distinction of being the co-founder of Board Ready Women and Axis Connects, both organizations whose purpose is to the advancement of women; one focused on boards and the other to advance career opportunities for women through network connections. As a recipient of the Governor General Award for volunteerism, she is proud to have the privilege of being a presiding judge for Canadian Citizenship Ceremonies.
In 2014 Heather was awarded a SAIT Honorary Bachelor of Science Degree. She is a graduate of the Queens Executive Program, SAIT Computer Technology and technology management courses at Northeastern University.
Heather is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has achieved the ICD.D designation and has also completed her Competent Boards ESG certification, and received the GCB.D designation.